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Delta Alpha Pi

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The Office of Disability Services is bringing Delta Alpha Pi International Honor Society to Texas State! Delta Alpha Pi is an academic honor society for students with disabilities in colleges and universities. This is a growing organization that celebrates and supports academic achievement for post-secondary students with disabilities.

Because of the negative stereotyping associated with disability, students have been reluctant to identify themselves publicly. Delta Alpha Pi Honor Society presents an opportunity to change that perception by recognizing students with disabilities for their academic accomplishments. In addition this Honor Society facilitates development of skills in leadership, advocacy and education for participating students.

Membership Requirements

Students initiated into Delta Alpha Pi International Honor Society must meet the following criteria:

  • Present with a documented disability and work with one of the faculty or staff members in the Office of Disability Services
  • Demonstrate an interest in disability issues

Undergraduate students must have:

  • Completed a minimum of 24 credits
  • Earned an overall Quality Point Average of 3.10 on a 4.00 scale

Graduate students must have:

  • Completed a minimum of 18 credits
  • Earned an overall Quality Point Average of 3.30 on a 4.00 scale

Please fill out this form if you are interested in being a part of this organization!

Delta Alpha Pi Interest Form

DAP Student Officers 2018-2019

President: Tessa Bathauer

"[I] moved to Texas to pursue my Bachelors of Social Work (B.S.W.) and Masters of Social Work (M.S.W.) degrees after realizing my passion for helping others in addition to my drive for justice and equality. Through Delta Alpha Pi I hope to bring together our disability community on campus and create a place where we can empower each other, thereby improving our time here at Texas State University."

Treasurer: Nicole La Fleur

"Hi my name is Nicole La Fleur and I am a senior Accounting major here at Texas State University. As an officer of Delta Alpha Pi I hope to be an example and mentor to other students with disabilities to show them it’s okay to speak out about their disabilities rather than hide behind them. I also hope to help them embrace and shine through their disabilities."

Historian/Volunteer Coordinator: Elaine Gonzales

"My name is Elaine Gonzales. I am a graduate student pursuing a Master's degree in Criminal Justice. I have been with Delta Alpha Pi since it was first brought to Texas State University. As historian and volunteer coordinator, I want to help recruit new members, photograph the events, and prepare volunteer opportunities for members. I hope that the honor society can help students with disabilities embrace themselves and socialize with others who are in similar situations."

Vice President: Aleeha Dudley

"My name is Aleeha Dudley, and I am currently in University College, working my way into being a computer information system major. As an officer, I hope that I can not only meet new people and mentor them in their academic pursuits, but also develop my leadership and communication skills."

Secretary: Natalie Martinez

"My name is Natalia Martinez and I am a first generation PreMed student here at Texas State majoring in Philosophy with a minor in Chemistry. I hope to apply to medical schools within the next two years and specialize in the field of Oncology. I currently work as a medical assistant at a family practice here in San Marcos, and I am also a student worker at the Honors College."